- Oct 29 Macalester New Music Series: Music from Copland House
- Oct 31 Admissions Fall Sampler
- Nov 8 Opening Reception: Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla From Neither Here Nor There: New and Recent Work by Raoul Deal
- Nov 13 Greg Brick, on “The Rediscovery of French Saltpeter Caves in Minnesota”
- Nov 21 Highland Camerata and Concert Choir
- Nov 23 Chamber Ensemble Concert
- Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break
- Dec 5 Orchestra Concert
- Dec 6 Early Music Ensemble Concert
- Dec 6 African Music Ensemble Concert
After tremendous progress this summer, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion’s first phase officially reached the halfway point this month. Construction workers are now focused on enclosing the building for winter. That process includes installing window frames and the triple pane, energy-efficient glass that will reduce heating costs both when work moves exclusively inside and when the building opens next fall.
As preparation for winter accelerated, though, an unusually dry September created good conditions for progress on the building's exterior: There’s brick on the music building’s east wall, and the center core’s roof is complete. The building’s shape has emerged, and inside the building’s shell, construction crews will continue adding walls to create classrooms and offices. Once the building is enclosed, the campus community will begin to notice less action outside at the site as the work inside ramps up this winter.
The renovation and expansion is still on pace for its scheduled July 2012 completion. To date, the college has raised $22 million of the $24 million in gifts needed to complete the project.
Construction site webcam